When she raises her voice to him, Lennie covers her mouth. Next, Curley's wife stops by looking for Curley. The trio are ecstatic, but their joy is overshadowed when Curley attacks Lennie. Lennie tells her that he loves petting soft things, and she offers to let him feel her hair. But Lennie strokes it too hard. I guess, it would sound better.
Plot Overview Two migrant workers, George and Lennie, have been let off a bus miles away from the California farm where they are due to start work. When Curley finds out, he's ready to exact some vigilante-style justice—but Slim and George want a nobler death for their friend, who's currently hiding out in his safe spot and hallucinating about bunnies. George reassures Lennie that they will have the rabbit hutch after all, meanwhile preparing to shoot his friend with Carlson's gun. This chapter begins with George and Lennie being shown around the bunk house by an old swamper named Candy. He brings up the event that got them run out of Weed: Lennie touched a woman's dress and refused to let go.
Curley agrees that he will not tell anyone about his hand, for it would mean losing his self-respect. Candy enters, looking for Lennie; the two of them tell Crooks about their dream of owning their own ranch, but Crooks tells them that it will never happen, foreshadowing the truth. Slim is the only one who understands how George feels. H e doesn´t present to give too much of him illogical , but he easily sees coming faces problems problems. Candy and George find the body and infer Lennie's guilt. When George arrives at the stream, he already knows what he must do. She tells him he can touch her hair, but when Lennie strokes it too hard and messes it up, she gets angry.
Slim, a friendly worker, asks George about their previous work experience. As they walk away together for a drink, the mood is tragic. The chapter is filled with pathos. They stop at a stream for the evening, deciding to go to the ranch in the morning. No further distribution without written consent. This silence from Lennie is purposeful as George had previously told him not to say a word, or he would lose them the job.
When she disappears from his sight, a giant rabbit appears in her place. Anyhow, it's ok also in the present. Though he had achieved critical and popular success with his two preceding novels, Tortilla Flat 1935 and 1936 , Of Mice and Men was an instant success on another level altogether. She tells him of her failed dream of being an actress and offers to let Lennie touch her hair. Candy offers to pool his money with theirs if they'd let him work on their farm.
After a day of work, the men return to the bunkhouse. Candy finds them and they discuss their plans for the farm with Crooks, who cannot resist asking them if he can hoe a garden patch on the farm, despite scorning the possibility of achieving the dream. Slim warns Curley that if he tries to get George and Lennie fired, he will be the laughingstock of the farm. Earlier the men had shown great concern for Candy over the killing of his dog. George is small and weak. He is very aggressive, and so he attacks Lennie once often. It's clear that Curley likes to act tough.
George, the leader, is small and quick. Slim goes to the barn to do some work, and Curley, who is maniacally searching for his wife, heads to the barn to accost Slim. George tells Lennie that, if he gets into trouble as he did in Weed, he should return to the brush near the river and wait for George to find him. He is faithful, loving, and compassionate to Lennie to the very end, selflessly doing the thing that is hardest for him to do in life. He offers to shoot the dog, and after repeated complaints, Candy relents, despite his obvious wish to keep the dog. To keep her from screaming, Lennie holds her so tightly he breaks her neck. He has unintentionally killed it by handling it too hard.
The next morning, Lennie accidentally kills his new puppy when he bounces it too hard. Of Mice and Men has also been frequently adapted into cinema - first in 1939, in a production directed by Lewis Milestone who regularly and skillfully directed adaptations of literary works, including 1930 , with Lon Chaney, Jr. First, however, he wants to calm Lennie down. It also relays that George is very upset with him and is going to beat him, but Lennie refuses to believe it, for George has never been cruel. They also rally around George when they realize he has killed Lennie. When Crooks objects to her presence in his room, she threatens him with a false rape charge. As they spread out, George alone goes straight for the riverside where he finds Lennie.